Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Israel Better Think Twice

By Gilad Atzmon

As the rift between Israel and Turkey deepens,  the Israeli media is preparing its crowd for another  possible exciting bloody conflict. Continue

Libyan Rebels Enforce Stone Age Condition On Sirte

Video Report

Asiel spoke to many people in Sirte today - and recounts to us what is going on - it is surrounded by NATO's rebels. Continue

How Scared of Terrorism Should You Be?

By Ronald Bailey

Not very. You are four times more likely to be killed by a lightning bolt than by a terror attack. Continue

Freedoms I Wish the Military Were Defending

By Laurence M. Vance

We have heard it repeated loudly and continuously since 9/11 Рthe troops are defending our freedoms. - This cliché is actually quite insidious. It is used as a mantra to justify or excuse anything the U.S. military does. Continue

Free Speech in the Face of Oppression

By Michael Parenti

From the origins of the Bill of Rights up to today's challenges by the FBI and other government entities, Parenti says, it is essential to stand up for one's rights. Continue

'War by Peaceful Means is a Kind of Tyranny'

By Saskia Sassen:

Imperialist powers risk reducing their constituents to children, says Saskia Sassen Continue

The "Shock Doctrine" Comes to Your Neighborhood Classroom

By David Sirota

"Let's hope the fiscal crisis doesn't get better too soon. It'll slow down reform." -- Tom Watkins, a consultant, summarizes the corporate education reform movement's current strategy to the Sunday New York Times. Continue

Roubini: Slowdown Brings Forward New Crisis

By Scott Hamilton

“In the short term, we need to do massive stimulus, otherwise there’s going to be another Great Depression. Continue

Currency Wars, Trade and the
Consuming Crisis of Capitalism

Must Read - By Charles Hugh Smith

To understand why the euro is failing and the Swiss Franc peg is a sand castle that will dissolve in a rising tide, we must start with a historical context and the crisis of global Capitalism. Continue

Inside Job

Must Watch - Full Documentary Movie

A powerhouse of a documentary that will leave you both thunderstruck and boiling with rage. Continue

Pakistan: Suicide Bombers Kill 20 in Quetta Attack: Two suicide bombers attacked the residence of a military official in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least 20 and wounding dozens, officials said.
Eleven people killed in Delhi bomb blast: At least 11 people have been killed and 76 injured after a bomb blast outside the high court in New Delhi.
Seventy-fifth French soldier killed in Afghanistan: A French soldier was shot dead in Afghanistan Wednesday, bringing the number of French losses there since 2001 to 75.
US kills 3 people in Yemen as suspected Al-Qaeda militants kill six Yemen troops: Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed six Yemeni soldiers in clashes in the south on Wednesday as a security official told AFP that a US drone had struck a makeshift checkpoint killing three jihadists.
Presstitute alert: ... Libya: Over 800 killed in battle for Gaddafi's home town of Sirte : Libya's transitional leaders believe hundreds of their supporters have been gunned down in Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirte by "desperate regime loyalists"
Libyan rebels killed in Tripoli blast: Some residents say it was a car bomb attack carried out by Libyan forces or civilians defending Tripoli
Libya's Zintan Brigade refuses to leave Tripoli: Libya's Zintan Brigade, formed by its cult leader who died in a fierce battle with Moamer Kadhafi's forces, refuses to cede control of vital installations in Tripoli until the Libyan capital is "safe."
RAF Tornados conduct strikes on Libyan troops and civilians defending Sirte: British aircraft yesterday mounted a long-range mission against the Libyan city of Sebha and conducted strikes on Libyan troops and civilians defending Sirte.
Libyan fighters say Gadhafi surrounded: The council's deputy defense minister said, however, that Libya's former rebels had no idea where Gadhafi was, and they were focusing on taking control of territory instead of tracking down the former leader.
Niger: Only 1 major Libyan figure in Niger: A spokesman for the president of Niger debunked media reports that a convoy of over 200 military vehicles from Libya had entered his country, saying only three cars had crossed ferrying one senior member of Moammar Gadhafi's entourage.
Gaddafi wife and children living in Algerian villa: The 12-strong group, led by Col Gaddafi’s wife Safia, daughter Aisha, sons Moham­mad and Hannibal, plus other relations, are under guard near the state residence complex overlooking the Mediterranean. Sources in Algiers said the family were taken to the area, which is home to senior regime figures, after they were transferred by private jet from a Sahara oasis at the weekend.
Eight Iraqi soldiers killed: Gunmen killed eight soldiers at a checkpoint in western Iraq before burning their corpses on Tuesday, a police officer said
Who would have guessed? LOL: Plan Would Keep Small Force in Iraq Past Deadline: US "Defense" Secretary is supporting a plan that would keep 3,000 to 4,000 American troops in Iraq after a deadline for their withdrawal at year’s end
Who cares what Iraqis want: Iraqis might not want U.S. forces to stay: - It will be difficult to convince the Iraqi people that U.S. forces need to stay in the country beyond the Dec. 31 deadline, an Iraqi lawmaker said.
Iran says Kurdish rebel deputy chief killed: Iranian forces have killed the deputy commander of PJAK, the anti-Teheran Kurdish rebel group based in Iraq, the Islamic republic’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday.
Heavy gunfire in central, north Syria; 11 killed: Nine of the dead were in Homs, a hotbed of opposition to Assad's autocratic regime. Two others were shot dead during raids in Sarameen, in northern Syria.
Report: Iran Pledges to Support Syria in Case of West's Military Intervention: - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has underlined that Tehran would maintain and reinvigorate its alliance with Syria under any kind of condition and would defend Damascus against any possible military aggression by the West, a report by a Lebanese newspaper said.
Russia Rejects Western Plan for Further Syrian Sanctions: The Kremlin’s pragmatic policy is in increasing opposition to stiffening western governmental opposition to the continued existence of the al-Asad government.
China opposes putting pressure on Syria to solve internal crisis: China said on Wednesday that the Syrian crisis should be solved through dialogue and consultations instead of simply putting pressure on the country, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Syria – How the west hijacks demonstrations and orchestrates a pro-EMPIRE counter revolution.: Media bias has reached a new level of insanity. If you didn’t know about this, you definitely need to take the time and read the following.
Israeli Occupation Forces Kills Member of Palestinian Resistance: The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) said its men battled Israeli troops who crossed the border near Khan Younis and that one militant died in an air strike.
Analysis: NATO membership a restraint for Turkey: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is ultimately believed to be the main obstacle that will prevent Turkey from actually following through and dispatching naval vessels to the eastern Mediterranean to confront the Israel Navy
UK: Lawyer tells MPs: James Murdoch lied to you: Former News International executives insist that chairman was told of incriminating hacking email
Mall of America visitors unknowingly end up in counterterrorism reports: Although he was not accused of wrongdoing, the guards filed a confidential report about Kleinerman that was forwarded to local police.
Ikea 'used political prisoners in GDR as slave labour': Swedish retail giant Ikea used political prisoners in East Germany as “slave labour” to make furniture, secret police files unearthed by a German broadcaster appear to show.
Officials: 1,000 Texas homes burned in past week: More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze near Austin that is still raging out of control, officials said Tuesday.
Texas cut fire department funding by 75 percent this year: Under Gov. Rick Perry (R) this year, Texas slashed state funding for the volunteer fire departments that protect most of the state from wildfires like the ones that have recently destroyed more than 700 homes.
Obama 'to inject $300 bn' in bid to create jobs: The plan includes $300 billion in new spending and an equal amount of offsetting cuts, including slashing payroll taxes and extending unemployment insurance.
Tax Cuts Exceeding Republican Plans Said Considered by Obama: President Barack Obama may press Congress for tax cuts that would exceed his past proposals as well as some of the offerings from House Republicans to strengthen his hand in talks on measures to boost the U.S. economy, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

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